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Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2005

Ever Wondered About Food takes a look at chocolate

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Chocolate

Every year we spend £3.8 billion on it and eat an average 9.5 lbs of it each - Ever Wondered takes a look at sweet-toothed Britain’s passion for Chocolate.

Which British company turned chocolate from an elitist drink into a bar for eating in the 1800s? Why was manufacturing chocolate an acceptable trade for Quaker families? And which classic bar do we munch through 46 of every second?

In the kitchen, Alan Coxon works with dark and white chocolate, to make an indulgent chocolate ripple cheesecake and Kathy Sykes demonstrates a foolproof way of getting chocolate to mix with other liquids, without going lumpy.

 

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